This case, unlike many others, covers the power and volume buttons, which eliminates the slight rattle that these suffer from in the Nexus 5. It also means they're protected. As such this is a very protective case, even if it's rather thin. The thinness is great, actually, as it keep the phone svelte. My only gripe is a small defect in the plastic which isn't bad enough to warrant returning for, but does indicate that QA isn't totally working. Still, for this price, pretty remarkable. Prefer this to my Spigen case!